A Lesson They'll Remember

What's the best way to teach sixth graders about ancient Greece geography? With Michael Jackson, of course!

Second grade teacher, Claire Pulignano, wrote and choreographed a routine to "Beat It" about how the geography of ancient Greece influenced its history.

Recently, she spent an afternoon teaching a master class to sixth graders on the subject. As a fun and memorable way for the students to learn about farming, trading, establishing colonies, and war, they "Just Beat It" learning the routine.

The video shows just a portion of the clever and fun routine that has inspired learning!

Beat it (beat it)
Beat it (beat it)
We claimed this land so beat it!
So many mountains keep us divided.
Little arable land so that’s why we fighted.
Just beat it!